Listen in 100 Languages
Please read with me from the Word of God in Luke 16:19-31:
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
And he said, nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”
Allow me to briefly share with you how the Lord gave me this message: I was traveling on an evangelistic preaching tour in England and across Europe, and I had just finished preaching a series of meetings in England. Whenever I go to Europe, I always travel by train, which I just love and find very relaxing. On this particular evening, I departed from London’s Victoria Station on my way to Belgium and then on to Germany. After crossing the English Channel by ferry, my connecting train arrived rather late in the evening, and when I got on the train, I was tired and ready to just lean my head back and go to sleep.
As I normally do, I tried to get a compartment to myself, however, this was during the summer months, and the train, to my surprise, was jam-packed, and a bunch of college students piled into my compartment. The Lord began to speak to my heart about witnessing to these young people, and I told the Lord that I didn’t feel like doing that at the moment. However, He kept speaking to my heart that I needed to share the Gospel with these young people. I said, ‘Lord, it has got to be eleven or twelve o’clock at night, and I am sure they do not want to hear it, and I don’t really feel like telling them right now. And besides that, Lord, I just got through preaching a series of great meetings in England, and I just want to relax and rest a little while before the next meetings.’ And then, the thought suddenly came across my mind, that if I really believe that these young people would go to hell if they died, then I would surely share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with them so that they could be saved from this awful place.
At that point, by the grace of God, I began to engage them in a conversation that led to me sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with them; they all bowed their heads and prayed, and accepted Jesus Christ into their hearts. We had a wonderful journey together towards Germany. From that experience, God gave me this message: “Hell: The Real House of Horrors”. I wrote this message on that journey and preached it for the first time in Wiesbaden, Germany, with great results for the glory of God.
I am sure that you have heard the story about the atheist criminal who was on his way to be executed for a crime that he had committed. Following him, was a minister, who was reading from the Scriptures. The criminal, who did not believe in God, turned around and said with fear on his face and a tremble in his voice, “Sir, if I believed in hell like you Christians say you do, I would crawl all over London, England, on broken glass, warning every person of that place.”
I believe that one of the major reasons why so many lost people don’t get saved is because they really don’t believe that there is a literal, burning hell. I am of the opinion that if one would really get a vision, a picture of this awful place called hell, they would get saved. I believe one of the reasons why so many of us Christians are not living the lives we ought to live is because we really don’t believe that there is a hell. If we did, I think we would live differently for the sake of those who are lost. I also believe the reason so many of us Christians are not engaged in the work of witnessing for Christ as we ought to be, is because many of us really don’t believe that there is a literal, burning hell. Oh, yes, we believe it theoretically, but I’m afraid that many of us don’t believe it practically.
IS THERE REALLY A HELL?
First of all, I am moved to ask the question, is there really a hell? I know that this question may sound strange, but the question remains — is there really a hell?
Well, if you believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, you have got to believe — you must believe — that there is a literal burning hell, where every person who dies without Christ will spend eternity because the Bible is replete with the doctrine of hell. IS THERE A HELL? Listen to God’s Word for an emphatic answer in the affirmative:
Job said in Job 26:6, “Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.”
King David said in Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all nations that forget God.”
King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived (and I think it would be wise for us to listen to what the wisest man who ever lived had to say — don’t you?). He said in Proverbs 27:20: “Hell and destruction are never full…”
Why is hell never full? Because that great prophet Isaiah said in the book that bears his name, chapter 5, verse 14, “Therefore Hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.”
As we move over into the New Testament, we find the uncompromising preacher, John the Baptist, bellowing these solemn words: “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge His floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with UNQUENCHABLE FIRE” (Matthew 3:11-12).
And the One of whom John spoke preached on hell. Yes, Jesus Christ preached on hell. That may come as a surprise to you because many preachers and Bible teachers today concentrate on how Jesus spoke about love, joy, and peace. And He did speak about love, joy, and peace, but, friend of mine, let it be clear that the Meek and Lowly One spoke about hell, as well as the judgment and the wrath to come. In fact, Jesus Christ preached on hell more than any other person in the Bible. Not only that, but He also preached on hell more than He did about Heaven.
Please excuse my expression, but Jesus Christ was a hell, fire, and brimstone preacher. Thank God, Jesus Christ was not like the back-scratching, ear-tickling preachers of today who use euphemisms for hell and who don’t know how to temper judgment and wrath with mercy and love. Listen to these sobering words uttered by the Saviour in Matthew 5:22: “…I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgement: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”
There is a clan running around the globe, today, telling folk that there’s no hell. (I’ll only give you their initials — Jehovah’s Witness.) They deceive people by telling them that the word “hell” in the Bible is translated grave. When I meet up with this crowd, I kindly say to them, ‘Sir or Ma’am, you can translate the word hell into anything you wish. You can translate the word hell into a double cheeseburger. You can translate the word hell into a bowling alley. I’m not too concerned about how you translate the word hell. I’m more interested in how you translate the word fire. As far as I know, fire is fire, and fire burns. If, perhaps, hell is a grave as you say, why do you put your deceased loved ones into a grave where there is fire? Apparently you’re not smart enough to translate God’s Word, so leave It be, and let God speak for Himself.’
Jesus Christ also uttered these soul-prodding words in Matthew 25:41: “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels…”
You see, God did not prepare hell for people. He prepared hell for the devil and his angels, but if people act like the devil and live like the devil, they will inevitably go to hell with the devil. It’s as simple as that.
Allow me to say also that our Lord was extremely earnest about this matter of hell. He was so serious that He said these sobering words in Mark 9:47-48: “And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
Jesus Christ said that it is better for one to lose a body part than to go to hell. Now that’s serious.
And then John, the Great Revelator, exiled on the isle of Patmos, wrote these words in Revelation 20:15: “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
IS THERE A HELL? I’m afraid that that is not the appropriate question. The question is: DO WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A HELL? Well, if you believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, you are compelled to believe that there is a literal burning hell.
Now, I’m not sharing anything new. You have heard about hell numerous times before. I’m just reminding you that there still is a hell, “where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched,” and we need to believe it not only theoretically, but also practically.
Allow me to share with you what some prominent individuals have said about Hell down through the years:
The great evangelist Billy Graham said, “Hell is real, and not one word about it in the Bible would ever make you want to go there. Those who thoughtlessly say that they look forward to going there because all their friends will be there simply haven’t realized its horror. If there is no hell, then we live in an unjust world in which tyrants and abusers and other evildoers will never pay for their evil deeds.”
Famous writer and apologist, C.S. Lewis, said, “All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.” He also said, “Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one — the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”
The prominent National Baptist pastor, E.V. Hill, said, “I don’t want to go to Hell because: (1) You can’t get out. (2) My mother won’t be there, and (3) I won’t like my neighbors.”
Former editor of the Sword of the Lord, John R. Rice, said, “If there is a place of eternal torment where damned souls cry in vain for water amid the flames they cannot escape forever, it is the most terrible and alarming fact in this universe! The very possibility that such a doom may await the sinner is so shocking that nothing else can compare with it in importance.”
Prominent pastor and New York Times bestselling author, Rick Warren, said, “In human terms, it’s tough to define Hell. It’s like trying to explain the Internet to an ant. But Jesus actually talked more about Hell than Heaven. And to read how Jesus — and others in the Bible — described it, we don’t want to have any part of it, and we don’t want anyone we know to have any part in it. So what does the Bible say about Hell? (1) It’s a place of torment. Luke 13:28 says that in Hell ‘There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ We get our visions of fire and agony in Hell from the Bible. (2) It’s a place of complete separation from God and other people. That’s the worst part of Hell. Go through your whole life saying you don’t want to have anything to do with God, and you’ll eventually get your way. Hell means total separation from God. First Corinthians 15:22 says, ‘If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha [lost forever].’ (3) It’s a place without love. The Bible tells us that God is love. Without God, we’ll spend forever without his love in Hell. The Bible also says, ‘There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.’ What’s it like to live without God’s love? It means you’re scared to death all the time. Everyone who goes to Hell chooses to do so. They’ll get what they always thought they wanted — a life away from God. You don’t want that! You don’t want Hell. Make a different choice today.” Trust Christ as Savior.
Respected pastor and bestselling author, Tony Evans, said, “The first fact we need to establish is the undeniable reality of hell. Hell is the place of eternal exile where the ungodly will experience God’s righteous retribution against sin forever. …Of all the suffering in Hell, the worst is the fact that the lost are banished from God’s presence forever.”
Well-known pastor, theologian, and bestselling author, John MacArthur, said, “Hell offers no means of escape, rescue, or relief—no way out, ever. The occupants of hell are sealed in their damnation. Friends and family can’t help; God won’t help. The time for mercy has passed.”
The famous evangelist D.L. Moody said, “No one ever drew such a picture of hell as the Son of God. No one could do it, for He alone knew what the future would be. He didn’t keep back this doctrine of retribution, but preached it out plainly; preached it with pure love, just as a mother would warn her son of the end of his course of sin.”
The influential American evangelist, Billy Sunday, said, “Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.”
Author, journalist, and apologist, Lee Strobel, said, “Hell was not part of the original creation… Hell is something God was forced to make because people chose to rebel against him and turn against what was best for them and the purpose for which they were created.”
New York Times bestselling author, Tim LaHaye, said, “The devil, as a master of deceit, does everything he can to keep people from believing in the existence of a hell; but hell is a literal state of existence that will be the plight of all those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Sword of the Lord editor, Shelton L. Smith, said, “There is nothing funny about Hell. Hollywood laughs at it, but it’s still not funny. A lot of people use hell as a byword or a curse word, but it’s still not funny. University professors mock it, but it’s not funny. Philosophers explain it away, but it’s still not funny. Hell is no joke.”
The prolific novelist Louis Auchincloss said, “Consider, children, the pain of touching the tip of your finger to your mother’s stove, even for a fraction of a second. That is an experience which most of you have suffered. Now try to imagine that pain, not simply on a fingertip but spread over the whole surface of your body, and not for a mere second, but everlastingly. That, children, is hellfire.”
International Christian evangelist, Luis Palau, said, “Some joke that they want to spend eternity in hell so they can party with their friends. Yet Hell, by definition, is separation from relationship with God and others forever.”
The late, great pastor and evangelist, Curtis Hutson, said, “No one will ever go to Hell who has put his trust in Jesus Christ, but many will end up in torment who have trusted their own righteousness and reformation.”
Pastor and bestselling author, Francis Chan, said, “If there is a place of eternal torment where damned souls cry in vain for water amid the flames they cannot escape forever, it is the most terrible and alarming fact in this universe! The very possibility that such a doom may await the sinner is so shocking that nothing else can compare with it in importance.”
Counselor and bestselling author, John Eldredge, said, “Hell was created not for mankind, but for Satan and his angels…. Hell is not God’s intention for mankind. He gave us free will. He gave us a choice.”
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS HELL?
The second question that I am moved to ask is, where in the world is hell?
We must get in our minds that not only is there a hell, but hell is a very real place. Hell is a place like America is a place. Hell is a place like Atlanta is a place. Hell is a place like your house is a place. Hell is a very real place!
So if there is a hell, and hell is a place, my question is, where is hell? From my studies in the Word of God, I’m of the conviction that hell is in the center of the earth. Now, you may believe that hell is in space somewhere. You may believe that hell is on Mars. Or you may be one of those dear folk who say, “I’m in hell right now.” (I can assure you that you are not.) The fact of the matter is that it really doesn’t matter where hell is, I don’t want to go there. But since hell is real, it would be safe for us to say that hell is some place. And I believe that place is the center of the earth. Here’s why:
In the book of Acts 2:31, the Bible states: “…He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.”
And in Ephesians 4:9, the Bible says, “Now that He ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?”
And in Matthew 12:40, Jesus proclaimed these words; “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three nights in the heart of the earth.”
In light of these three verses, I believe that hell is in the center of this earth.
And outside of the Word of God (which, by the way, is enough), scientists tell us that about eleven miles down in the center of the earth, lie rivers of liquid fire the heat of which is beyond measure. Also, volcano eruptions may even testify to the fact of a burning inferno in the center of the earth.
Friend of mine, hell is a very real place! And I believe that place is in the center of this earth.
WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS HELL?
Third, I’m moved to ask the question, what kind of place is hell? According to the Holy Scriptures, hell is a place of sorrowful and pitiful conditions.
First of all, look with me at verse 24 of our text, Luke chapter 16: “And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”
In this verse, we find that hell is a place of constant torment. Now that word torment means continuous, painful torture. In hell there will be constant agony, constant crying, constant torment.
There are many torments in hell, but we are going to briefly take a look at three.
First, in hell, one will find the awful torment of unsatisfied desires. While life remains in your body, you can, in most cases, get your desires satisfied. But in hell one will desire and lust after a wet finger and never be satisfied. In hell, one will desire for a moment of rest and never be accommodated. In hell, one will lust, and lust, and desire, and desire, and never be satisfied.
Dear friend, how would you like to be in a place where you will never be able to get anything you long for?
Not only that, but in hell one will suffer the torment of being forever associated with the ungodly. It has often amazed me that even after severe punishment, people, generally speaking, do not change. Those of us who have visited the jails can testify to this. People who have been incarcerated for committing crimes continue to do some of these same things, even in jail. That’s how it will be in hell. People who were cruel and mean on earth will be mean and cruel in hell. People who were wretched and unrepentant on earth will be unrepentant and wretched in hell. And if you’re not saved you will be there with them. What an awful thought.
Then there will be the most familiar torment: the torment of pauseless burning. They tell me that the worst kind of pain there is, is the pain of being burned. Imagine being burned for a minute, then an hour, a day, a week, then a month, then a year, FOREVER BURNING! Have you ever had pain before? Take the worst pain that you have ever experienced and multiply it a trillion times, and you just might get a little taste of what hell is like.
Hell is an awful place! Hell is a place of constant torment. The question is, do we really believe it?
Hell is not only a place of constant torment, but my friend, hell is a place of a ceaseless annoying memory. Look with me at our text, verse 25: “And Abraham said, SON, REMEMBER that thou in thy life time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.”
Jesus Christ reported that Abraham said to the rich man, “SON, REMEMBER!” If you would allow me to use my imagination a bit, I can hear Abraham shooting these questions at the rich man: “Son, do you remember all those times you partied and boogied all night long? Do you remember the countless number of evenings you spent with women who were not your wife, Mr. Rich Man? Do you remember? Do you remember the days you cursed Lazarus as he was at your gate begging for the crumbs that fell from your table? Do you remember the few times you went to the temple and fell asleep while Jesus was preaching the gospel that would have delivered you from your present predicament? SON, DO YOU REMEMBER?”
Memory can be an agonizing thing. There are things that I have said and done many years ago that come across my mind every now and then, and when they do, sometimes, they make my whole body flinch. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. And every person who goes to this awful place called hell will have an agonizing and haunting memory. In hell, one will remember every time he half-read a Gospel tract and threw it in the trash. He will remember the face of every person who came to his door to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In Hell, he will remember every preacher he ever cursed, every blasphemous joke he ever uttered. And over and over again, he will sing the saddest song ever sung, “What Could Have Been.”
HELL IS AN AWFUL PLACE! Hell is a place of agonizing memory! The question is, DO WE BELIEVE IT?
And then, according to other scriptures outside of our text, we will find that hell is a place of terrifying darkness!
In Matthew 8:12, Jesus said, “But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
In 2 Peter 2:4, Peter wrote: “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.”
Also, in 2 Peter, the Apostle wrote concerning the false prophets: “These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.”
And that great defender of the faith, Jude, called the darkness of hell: the BLACKNESS OF DARKNESS.
CHAINS OF DARKNESS! MIST OF DARKNESS! BLACKNESS OF DARKNESS! What kind of darkness is this? My friend, it is a darkness that one can feel. If you are one of those fearful souls that can’t go to sleep without a night light on, I beg you, please don’t go to hell. Because there won’t be any light there to turn on. Well, preacher, didn’t you say earlier that there will be fire in hell? How then can there be fire without light? “Nothing is impossible with God.” If God says there will be darkness along with the fire in hell, then Mr. Fire will cooperate with Mr. Darkness. It’s as simple as that.
HELL IS AN AWFUL PLACE! Hell is a place of utter darkness! Do we believe it?
Also, back in our text we find that hell is such an appalling place that those in hell do not wish to see their loved ones there. Listen to Mr. Rich Man: “Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.”
My friend, that is a miserable place where no one at all is ever welcome. That must be a terrible place if one doesn’t even want to see his own family go there. But hell will do that to you. If you die and go to this awful place, you will never want to see your dear mother there. You will never want to see your father there. You’ll never want to see your brother there. You’ll never want to see your loved ones there. Hell is such a dreadful place that you won’t even want to see your worst enemy there. HELL IS AN AWFUL PLACE! Hell is a place where no one is welcome. But do we believe it?
And then last, I must say that according to God’s Word, hell is a place of no return. I saved this aspect of hell for last, because, to me, this has got to be the saddest part of hell. Look at what Abraham told the rich man in verse 26 of our text: “And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.”
Once a person enters the gates of hell, there will be no return. There will be no second chance. There is no more hope. No more grace. No more mercy. No more gospel. No more preachers. And, yes, no more God. Once a person is in hell, he will be locked in forever. And, to me, that has got to be the most horrifying aspect of hell.
Allow me to quote from Dallas Theological Seminary Professor, John F. Walvoord, as he writes about “The Literal View” of Hell:
Can eternal punishment be harmonized with the love and grace of God?
Some who concede that the Bible teaches eternal punishment nevertheless say that this concept is alleviated by the fact that God is a God of love and a God of grace. As the evidence unfolds on the eternity of punishment of the lost, it becomes clear that the objections to it are not exegetical but theological. This illustrates the centuries-long tension between theology, or a system of interpretation, and biblical exegesis. If exegesis is the final factor, eternal punishment is the only proper conclusion; taken at its face value, the Bible teaches eternal punishment. This observation is supported by the fact that many who reject eternal punishment also reject the inerrancy and accuracy of the Bible and even reject the teachings of Jesus. For instance, Buis quotes Theodore Parker in his Two Sermons, “I believe that Jesus Christ taught eternal punishment…I do not accept it on His authority.” One is faced with the fact that the only place one can prove absolutely that God is a God of love and grace is from Scripture. If one accepts the doctrine of God’s love and grace as revealed in the Bible, how can that person question, then, that the same Bible teaches eternal punishment?
The problem here is the obvious lack of understanding of the infinite nature of sin as contrasted to the infinite righteousness of God. If the slightest sin is infinite in its significance, then it also demands infinite punishment as a divine judgement. Though it is common for all Christians to wish that there were some way out of the doctrine of eternal punishment because of its inexorable and unyielding revelation of divine judgement, one must rely in Christian faith on the doctrine that God is a God of infinite righteousness as well as infinite love. While on the one hand he bestows infinite grace on those who trust him, he must, on the other hand, inflict eternal punishment on those who spurn his grace.
Friend, below is a poem that someone wrote a while back which gives a very vivid description of hell:
Hell! the prison house of despair,
Here are some things that won’t be there:
No flowers will bloom on the banks of hell;
No beauties of nature we love so well;
No comforts of home, music and song;
No friendship or joy will be found in that throng
No love, nor peace, nor one ray of light;
No blood-washed soul with face beaming bright;
No loving smile in that region of night;
No mercy, no pity, pardon nor grace;
No water; Oh God, what a terrible place!
The pangs of the lost no human can tell;
Not one moment’s peace-there is no rest in hell.
HELL! the prison house of despair;
Here are some things that will be there:
Fire and brimstone are there we know;
For God in his word hath told us so:
Memory, Remorse, Suffering and Pain;
Weeping and wailing, but all in vain:
Blasphemers, swearers, haters of God,
Christ-rejectors while here on earth trod;
Murderers, gamblers, drunkards and liars
Will have their part in the lake of fire;
The filthy, the vile, the cruel and mean;
What a horrible mob in hell will be seen!
Yes, more than humans on earth can tell,
Are torments and woes of eternal Hell!
HELL IS AN AWFUL PLACE! HELL IS A PLACE OF NO RETURN! HELL IS THE REAL HOUSE OF HORRORS! The question remains, do we believe it?
My friend, if perhaps you’re not saved from this awful place called hell, I urge you to get saved this very moment.
First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Please understand that because of your sins, you deserve eternal punishment in hell. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death…This is both physical death and spiritual death in hell. That is the bad news.
But here is the good news. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.